Get this engine if economy is your goal. And that is indeed good news. This is an versatile platform. All that, plus getting two car seats in and out of a two door led me to trade it for the first of my three Country Squires. I think Ford's bean counters, beside themselves when they saw the free hand the Mustang's designers were applying, felt they had to exercise some influence and chose to make their stand on the seatback issue.
The five-liter V-8 available for the Mustang is a torquey beast with considerable—for 1979—horsepower: something around 150. Imagine this exact car in shiny black. Will sell at any price, looking to get it moved down the road to someone that could get some use out of it. This information was provided by the local Ford dealership. The turbo engine had many issues. In 1979 they were standard on the Cobra and optional on all other models. Had a 79 turbo 4 just like this though the turbo was seized up still ran okay.
The seller is nervous to open the doors, indicating they are locked and they are trying to preserve the interior. The instrument panel, of course, is an expanse of fake wood, but it's just moderately offensive. What computer are you using for it? It had just a plain 2. This body style is very desirable for anyone deciding to build a race car, particularly grudge style cars. This is a turbo-4 car with a 4-speed transmission. . But worst of all, the seatbacks are not adjustable for rake.
I get it, but it sure was more fun back in the day to spec out a car. This may or may not be the right car for that swap. Compare that to today where you have two or three models which each have a handful of stand alone options, six or eight exterior colors mostly versions of black, white, silver, and gray , and a couple interior choices. The wastegate was stuck, so it had a lot of boost! There were circulation pumps available that would circulate oil through the turbo for a few minutes to cool the turbo and save it from being ruined, otherwise metal shavings would end up in the engine. I didn't know if anybody has seen this before and any input would be greatly appreciated.
And it's smooth, unobtrusive power. Take an EcoBoost 6 cylinder from a wrecked Mustang and stuff it under the hood. I selected the interior and exterior colors, and added the Ghia package. I just wish it had the temp sensor stuff for the electric fans to shut them on and off. Your Cobra looks very nice! I had some extra money and it looked professional. I've read a bunch of posts.
Ford has fitted a Garrett AiResearch turbo to the basic 2. It illustrates something which is fascinating: huge changes over 40 years in how cars are packaged and equipped. . They're still in awesome condition. There is no title, but there should be a way for the owner of the property to process a lien on the car, if someone wants to get it on the road again, the seller will need to be involved in that. Can you imagine what it took to keep track of the myriad of equipment choices back then? I wish there were more. Their victory, however, may be short-lived.
I am descent with wiring, i could have made it myself, but would have took a lot of time and I needed that car out of here. Keep hanging around the site, you'll love it here! We've had four 79 cobra's over the years and I have never seen another car with this option. The new owner of the property needs to do this, whoever buys the car will have a much more difficult time getting a title in their name. An optional console contains a non-lockable storage bin and an Accord-like Graphic Display that reveals information about various bulbs and fluid levels. I want a good reliable driver in low 14's or so, more of a show car i can have some fun with.
Well, i do have the wiring buttoned up from these pictures. I think i will order my marti report here this monday or so, then i will post when i get it!!! It had a worn camshaft, so it had a slight miss. But the difference is in the nearly infinite ways the car could be optioned. It's all ancient history now. I read somewhere that 101,000 were built in san jose of total mustangs produced, is that true? I will post some pics of that too on the picture pages. In all fairness, I must admit that the fixed angle chosen for the seats was quite good for my anatomical configuration. There's a trade-off, of course.